Yellow Belt (9th Gup)


Taeguek Il Jang (1st)  -  Heaven - represents the symbol of “Keon”, one of the 8 Kwaes (divination signs), which means the heaven and “yang”. As the “Keon” symbolizes the beginning of the creation of all things in the universe, so does the Taegeuk 1 jang in the training of Taekwondo. This poomsae is characterized by its easiness in practicing, largely consisting of walking and basic actions, such as low block, inward middle block, middle punch, and front snap kick.

Chungi  -  Heaven and Earth representing opposites.  All movements are performed in a front or back stances. All techniques are performed with the same side hand as the lead foot.

One Step Sparring

There are five Yellow Belt One Steps.  All one steps begin with attacker stepping back into a left front stance + low block and signaling their readiness with a Kiap. Defender starts from Joon Be and signals their readiness with a Kiap. The Attacker steps forward with a single middle section punch...

Free Sparring

One opponent
Demonstrate basic sparring techniques

Board Breaking

One board with Roundhouse (or 45o) Kick, breaking the board with ball of foot.

Minimum Class Attendance

Three months of training

  • 15 Pushups
  • 15 Crunches/Sit-ups
  • Transitions between the stances
    • Ready Stance
    • Front Stance
    • Back Stance
    • Walking Stance
  • Wrist Inward Block
  • Back Pivot Kick
  • Jumping Front Snap Kick
  • Jumping Roundhouse Kick


  • Knife Hand Outward Strike
  • Knife Hand Inward Strike
General Knowledge 
  • Club Rules
  • Student Creeds
  • Count to 10 in Korean
  • Basic sparring techniques
  • Sparring Rules
    • Legal contact area and point area
Philosophical Goal

Courtesy  (Ye Eui – 예의)

Examples of verbal questions judges at promotion test might ask

  • What is the meaning of Courtesy
  • What is the meaning of Tae Kwon Do